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Volunteers preparing some of the more than 2,500 meatballs are supervised by the Italian American Police Society’s President William Schievella, right.

Pasta Night for Special Olympics

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey recently held its annual Pasta Night to support the Special Olympics. More than 100 law enforcement officers and volunteers came together to cook more than 2,600 meatballs, 200 pounds of sausage and numerous types of pasta for the sold out crowd. The Society raised more than $25,000 to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. The Society has been a platinum sponsor of Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for more than ten years and works all year to support our State’s Special Athletes.

“Our law enforcement officers enjoy supporting these inspiring special athletes. There is nothing more gratifying than spending time cheering these champions on. Raising money is just another way we can give back to the communities that we serve,” said the Society’s President William Schievella.

The Society, founded in 1985, is the State’s largest ethnic law enforcement organization with members from local, county, state and federal law enforcement organizations, with a membership of more than 5,000. Each year the group holds many charitable events to benefit those in need.